Universal has announced that they are moving the release date of their $100 million sci-fi thriller Oblivion from the 26th April 2013 to the 19th April, with an Imax exclusive on April 12th. The move means that Oblivion‘s only competition will be Scary Movie 5.
Directed by Joe Kosinski (Tron:Legacy) and starring Tom Cruise, Oblivion is set on a future Earth where decades of war with the terrifying Scavs have led the human race to move thousands of feet into the skies. Cruise plays the role of Jack Harper, one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Working on a mission to extract vital resources from the ground, Harper discovers a downed spacecraft and a beautiful stranger played by Andrea Riseborough. Her rescue triggers a sequence of events that brings Harper’s soaring existence crashing down forcing him to question all that he knows as he fights to confront the past and save mankind.
Kosinski’s inspiration for Oblivion came from his childhood passion of the Twilight Zone series and his desire to create “a story with a small cast, but a big landscape and a big pallete”. Oblivion is being shot in digital 4K in the U.S. and Iceland and is being described as an “original and groundbreaking cinematic event”. Other cast members include Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, and Morgan Freeman.
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